I have been fighting for accident victim justice since 1976. When someone asked me how I best describe my job, I answered “civil law enforcement.” My objectives are to fight and to ensure that wrongdoers and insurance companies follow the state and federal laws governing victims’ rights.
You see, I have this old-fashioned belief that everyone in America should follow the rules, including big, powerful insurance companies. When they don’t follow the rules, I take whatever legal steps are necessary to make them follow the rules, which includes paying bills that they owe for disability benefits, medical expenses, towing and storage, funeral and burial, auto repair and body shop work, and any other bills for those who provide necessary services to my clients.
Civil law enforcement is a job I take very seriously, and I work aggressively to enforce the laws governing accident victims’ legal rights.
Daniel L. Hightower graduated from Stetson Law School and has been practicing in Ocala since 1973. He began his professional career by joining a law firm in Ocala where he served for 14 years, and in 1987 he opened Daniel L. Hightower, P.A. Dan has served as a part-time Assistant State Attorney, President of the Marion County Bar Association, and Chairman of the Marion County Grievance Committee of the Florida Bar. He was appointed by Governor Bob Martinez to the Fifth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission and was awarded the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award in 2010 for legal services provided to people who are unabnle to afford a lawyer. Dan holds an AV Preeminent rating from the Martindale Hubbell Peer Review, which is the highest level attainable by an attorney. According to Martindale Hubbell, the AV Preeminent rating is “a testament to the fact that Mr. Hightower’s peers rank at the highest level of professional excellence.”
Daniel L. Hightower practices in the following areas:
- Wrongful Death
- Car Accidents
- Personal Injury
- Work Accidents
- Social Security Disability / Supplemental Security Income